Debian Security Advisory
DSA-3493-1 xerces-c -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 25 Feb 2016
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 815907.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-0729.
- More information:
Gustavo Grieco discovered that xerces-c, a validating XML parser library for C++, mishandles certain kinds of malformed input documents, resulting in buffer overflows during processing and error reporting. These flaws could lead to a denial of service in applications using the xerces-c library, or potentially, to the execution of arbitrary code.
For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 3.1.1-3+deb7u2.
For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 3.1.1-5.1+deb8u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your xerces-c packages.